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What contributes to the overall cost of a modular kitchen?

A modular kitchen is possible to achieve in various budgets. One can make the best use of the kitchen area by selecting the design and shape that ooze functionality. The users of the kitchen need space to work, to store things and also have the need to feel energetic. The modular style of kitchen offers space-efficiency, ease of work and materials’ support to keep the area welcoming as well as best utilized. But, modular kitchen comes with a cost. Here listed are some of the components that contribute to the overall cost of modular kitchen.

  1. Layout: The layouts and the measurements of the various portions decide how much cost the modular style kitchen will incur to a great extent. The layouts can be L-shaped, horse-shoe shaped, Island shaped and others. The design, if complex, requires exceptional craftsmanship, which understandably adds to the cost of installing a kitchen with modules. Of these, island kitchens seem to be the costliest as these require spacious areas for installation. The island demands more wood, and the cost of building per sqft is added because the area of the kitchen is larger.
  2. Materials: Steel, plastic, glass and wood are some of the common materials employed in a modular kitchen. These are essential employed in building kitchen trolleys, countertops, door panels, and knobs and handles. One has to pick a suitable combination of all of these according to the design and the components comprising it. The designers have to take into account the kitchen trolley design, the countertop look and the overall personality of the kitchen to find the amount of materials required and their corresponding cost.
  3. Finish: This decides the final look of the kitchen area. One can choose from various kinds of finishes such as walnut finish, coffee finish, wooden finish, matte laminate, acrylic finish, high gloss laminate and so on. Each finish has a cost consideration specific to it. The luxury no bounds in one of the costliest finishes called Fiore di Cristallo, which makes use of only crystal for handles, doors and panels. The less expensive than this would be wooden finishes that are normally employed in a regular kitchen of modern household.
  4. Accessories: Any modular kitchen may have its specific accessories’ requirements. The more accessories you add to the kitchen, the cost increases accordingly. You can consider the accessories like tall pantry units, pull-out baskets, kitchen trolleys, pull-out bottle racks, under sink cabinet, glasses stand, tumbler keeper and various others. All these accessories define the cost of the kitchen with modules.
  5. Appliances: Modern kitchens are incomplete without appliances. A regular kitchen may have food processor and a toaster. But, the appliances such as chimney hood forms the part of safety regulations. Thus, these should be installed in all types of modular kitchens. Mostly standard kitchens are believed to have appliances like microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, that make the management of food items and cooking easy and fast. All these add up to the cost of designing a modular kitchen.

So, when you are planning to install a modern kitchen, include these features in accounting and determining the overall cost of the job.